May 10, 2023

SERBIA: 13-Year-Old Boy Kills 9 At His School. 21-Year-Old Killed 8. Media Falsely Reporting That 2nd Mass Shooter Is A Neo-Nazi Wearing George Soros Open Society Far-Left Generation 88 T-Shirt.

AP Archive published May 9, 2023: Prayers in Belgrade, flowers left for shooting victims.
Inside Edition published May 3, 2023: 13-Year-Old Boy Kills 8 at School in Serbia: Cops. A school shooting in Serbia has left eight students and a security guard dead. The suspect is a 13-year-old student. Authorities in Belgrade say the seventh-grader planned the attack for months. They say he used his father’s licensed handguns to go on a shooting spree at the primary school. Police say the boy had a list of people to kill as well as classrooms in the building to target. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

Reuters News
written by Ivana Sekularac and Aleksandar Vasovic
Wednesday May 3, 2023

BELGRADE - A 13-year-old boy gunned down eight fellow pupils and a security guard in a Belgrade school on Wednesday in a planned attack, prompting Serbia's president to announce tougher curbs on gun ownership.

Using two handguns that belonged to his father, the boy fired first at the guard and three girls in a hallway and then shot his teacher and classmates in a history lesson, police said. The teacher and six pupils were hospitalised, some with life-threatening injuries.

Veselin Milic, head of Belgrade police, said the attacker had two guns and two petrol bombs and had planned everything carefully. "He even had ... names of children he wanted to kill and their classes," he told a press conference.

Gun ownership is widespread in Serbia, which has witnessed several mass shootings over the past decade, and President Aleksandar Vucic said checks would be stepped up.

As Serbia prepared for three days of national mourning, Vucic announced a moratorium on new gun licenses other than for hunting, revision of existing permits and surveillance of shooting ranges and how civilians store their weapons. School shootings are rare.

The shooter, who gave himself up to police and at 13 is below Serbia's age of criminal responsibility, will be placed in a psychiatric institution, Vucic told reporters, adding that both his father and mother had been arrested.

"He was waiting for this day. He was at the shooting range with his father three times," Vucic said. The boy had asked for a transfer to another class where he had three friends, he said.

Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic said the suspect's father, had held the guns legally. Hundreds of thousands of weapons remain unaccounted for in Serbia after the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

"(The boy) ... first shot the teacher and then he started shooting randomly," parent Milan Milosevic told broadcaster N1. Milosevic's daughter was in the classroom when the attacker burst in, but she escaped.

Thousands of people gathered in the elementary school's neighbourhood in the evening to lay flowers and light candles.

"I cannot stop thinking about it. I have children and I hope that we will never see such images in the future," said Aleksandar Arandjelovic, a lawyer who came to pay respects.

Evgenija, 14, said she knew the suspected gunman.

"He was somehow silent and appeared nice and had good grades. Did not know much about him, he was not that open to everyone. I would never expect that this could happen," she said.


Sarah el Sarag, a lawyer who lives locally and is due to send her second child to the school in September, described the dead security guard as gentle and peaceful.

"He was great guy, ...a man who loved the kids. I don't know what was in the head of that child who shot him," she said.

Health Minister Danica Grujicic, a neurosurgeon who witnessed the impact of the Balkan wars, told reporters in tears that Wednesday's events were "perhaps the most horrifying experience I have had as a doctor and as a human being."

Gun laws are very strict in Serbia but civilian gun ownership is also widespread.

According to the 2018 Small Arms Survey, Serbia globally ranked third with 39.1 firearms per 100 people, and more than 78,000 people have hunting licences.

The survey estimate includes many weapons held illegally since the wars and unrest of the 1990s, despite authorities having issued several amnesties for owners to hand in or register illicit guns.

In the deadliest shooting in Serbia since then, a 60-year-old man killed 14 people in 2013. Other mass shootings occurred in 2007, 2015 and 2016. All the assailants were adults.
Inside Edition published May 5, 2023: 2nd Shooting in Serbia Kills 8 Day After School Shooting. Two mass shootings in as many days has the nation of Serbia in shock. Authorities say a 21-year-old man opened fire in the village of Dubona, killing at least eight people and injuring more than a dozen. A manhunt ensued after the alleged shooter fled the scene. Police caught up with him the following morning. This shooting came a day after a 13-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed eight people at a school in Belgrade. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.
I went to go look this information up about Generation 88 and this is what I found doing a simple Google search. Thanks to Craig Summers for providing this information. (emphasis mine)
Several other media outlets reported the same Neo-Nazi misinformation.

Reuters News
written by Antonio Bronic and Aleksandar Vasovic
Thursday May 4, 2023

BELGRADE - A young man wearing a T-shirt with neo-Nazi symbols killed eight people and wounded 14 in Serbia's second mass shooting in consecutive days, and he was caught later hiding at his grandfather's house, authorities said on Friday.

The latest rampage took place in the village of Dubona, south of the capital, late on Thursday, as the Balkan country was already mourning nine people killed the previous day in an unprecedented shooting by a 13-year old boy at a Belgrade school.

State broadcaster RTS said the suspect had been involved in an altercation in a school yard. He left to fetch an assault rifle and a handgun, opened fire, then continued to shoot at people from a moving car.

The man fired at people in two other nearby villages before fleeing, authorities said. Police found him eventually hiding in his grandfather's house, where they also discovered hand grenades, an automatic rifle and ammunition.

"The suspect U.B., born in 2002, has been apprehended in the vicinity of the city of Kragujevac, he is suspected of killing eight people and wounding 14 overnight," Serbia's Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Police also arrested his grandfather and uncle.

In a sombre national address, President Aleksandar Vucic called the incident a "terrorist attack" and said the gunman had been wearing a T-shirt with neo-Nazi symbols.

"There will be justice. These monsters will never see the light of the day," he said, referring to the suspects from both this week's shootings.

Despite strong gun controls, Serbia and the rest of the Western Balkans are awash with military-grade weapons and ordnance that stayed in private hands after the 1990s wars.


Vucic proposed a moratorium on gun permits, in what he called a "practical disarmament" of Serbia that would also include more frequent, mandatory medical and psychological checks of gun owners.
euronews published May 9, 2023: Drop your weapons: Serbia starts guns amnesty after two mass shootings shock nation. Fifteen hundred guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and more than 100 bombs were surrendered to Serbian police in an amnesty following two mass shootings last week.

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